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FuelWatch: Wayne Swan And Chris Bowen Respond To Petrol Leak

This is the audio of the joint press conference held by Treasurer Wayne Swan and Assistant Treasurer Chris Bowen.

The two ministers dealt with a leak concerning official advice criticising the just-introduced FuelWatch program.

They were questioned about whether FuelWatch is just a stunt by the government to show that it cares about something it can do little about. [Read more…]

FuelWatch Launched By Kevin Rudd And Chris Bowen

The Rudd government today launched FuelWatch, a national scheme to promote competition and transparency in the petrol market.

The scheme was announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Assistant Treasurer Chris Bowen at the Penrith Council Chambers in western Sydney.

Petrol stations in metropolitan and major regional centres will now be required to notify the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of their next day’s prices by 2.00pm the day before. They will be required to maintain this price for 24 hours. [Read more…]